Georgia

Gwinnett County Features New Strawberry Milk

Gwinnett School Nutrition Program hosted their second annual “Taste of Gwinnett” in which they invite the Gwinnett’s education leaders to taste items on their school menus. The Dairy Alliance along with representatives from Bordens who were invited to showcase dairy products on school meal menus. Borden’s new strawberry milk was the highlighted item on many school trays. Bordens has recently introduced a new fat-free strawberry milk which removed the artificial food dye. Removing the dye and other ingredients helped create a “cleaner label” as a result of requests from schools and nutrition directors. The new strawberry milk is white in color but maintains the strawberry flavor with the pink carton. Gwinnett County is the tenth largest school district in the nation. Borden introduced the strawberry milk on World School Milk Day in September and continues to see increasing numbers. Borden briefly ran out due to the popularity and has now increased production as a result. As a result of the new strawberry formula, milk consumption in Gwinnett schools increase of 23,925 units compared to the same time frame last year.